Engineering Permit Information

Online Permit Application

Ogden City's Engineering Permit Application is now available online at

When an Engineering Permit is Required 

Engineering Permits are required whenever any excavation, paving or other improvements are being performed in the City Right-of-Way and in certain locations of Business Depot Ogden (BDO).

When an Engineering Permit is Not Required 

Hand-dug sprinkler lines with a depth of 12 inches or less, and landscape repairs in non-paved areas of the Right-of-Way do not require an Engineering Permit

About Engineering Permits 

Contractors may apply for Engineering Permits using the online portal (linked above), or in person at the One-Stop Service Counter on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building

  • Only a licensed contractor can obtain an Engineering Permit and pay inspection fees.
  • Bonding and insurance is required in order for an Engineering Permit to be issued, see our License, Insurance and Bond information page for more information.
  • All work shall conform to Ogden City's Engineering Standards for Public Improvements 2020 Edition (PDF).
  • Engineering Permits are null and void if work has not begun 14 days after issuance.
  • A copy of all necessary permits shall be available onsite at all times (failure to have a permit in hand may result in STOP WORK order being issued).
  • All trench excavation must be covered and protected.  Excavations must be temp-patched immediately upon completion of work, and a permanent patch must be in place within 7 calendar days on most roads (3 days on major roads and arterial roadways)
All permits must be activated in the city's Inspection System at least 24 hours prior to work commencing by calling the Permits and Inspections Coordinator at 801-629-8990


  • It is the Contractor's responsibility to call for required inspections.
  • Contractor shall give 24-hour notice on all inspection requests.
  • All work performed without inspection will be redone and may result in fines.
  • All substandard performance, failures and required repairs are the full responsibility of the contractor and the owner.